The Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resources Management (BBWARM) District  was created in response to community concerns about water quality, flooding, and loss of aquatic habitat in the Birch Bay Watershed. BBWARM’s stormwater program focuses on protecting water quality and reducing stormwater impacts. Explore our website to learn more about what BBWARM is doing and how you can get involved. 


BBWARM Advisory Committee Meeting

The next meeting of the BBWARM Advisory Committee will be held on July 19th from 6-8pm at the Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Center (4819 Alderson Rd, Unit 103, Blaine, WA 98230). The general public is invited to join us, and a public comment period will be held at the beginning of the meeting. 

You can view the 2023 meeting schedule, documents, and Zoom link on the BBWARM Advisory Committee website.  


Day At The Beach 

Are you ready to get outside and enjoy a Day At The Beach? Join Whatcom Conservation District, Birch Bay Watershed & Aquatic Resources Management District, the Friends of Birch Bay State Park, ReSources, and Whatcom County Library at Birch Bay State Park for Day At The Beach! This annual event will be June 3rd from 10AM to 1PM, and will feature low tide, naturalist led, beach walks, volunteer appreciation, refreshments, beach clean up supplies, kids activities, and opportunities to learn more about the stewardship of Birch Bay. The event is free and all are welcome! 


Have you ever seen a stormwater-related issue and didn’t know what to do about it? Whatcom County Public Works has a quick and easy way to report problems. This form is sent directly to Whatcom County staff who can help address the issues.  

The link to the form can be found at the top of the Public Works website

Use the “Flooding and Drainage Problems” category on this form to report signs of stormwater infrastructure issues such as: 

Use the “Water Quality - pollution and spills” category on this form to report pollution-related issues like: